CC2018: Ten Hot Topics in Surgical Patient Safety (PtS)

This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate for Patient Safety.

Session Description

This session will highlight 10 topics in patient safety, which are influenced by evolving best practices and emerging technologies with a major focus on perioperative harm prevention and risk-mitigation strategies. Topics include prehabilitation for surgery, venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention, eliminating health care-associated infection, unintended retained items, failure to rescue, and prevention of misidentification errors.

Course Outline

  • Prehabilitation for Surgery
    Julie K. Marosky Thacker, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Durham, NC
  • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention
    Matthew D. Neal, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Eliminating Health Care-Associated Infection
    Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Unintended Retained Items and Prevention of Misidentification Errors
    David E. Eibling, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Failure to Rescue
    Sara A. Hennessy, MD, FACS, Dallas, TX
  • Harnessing Technology to Improve Safety
    Heather L. Evans, MD, MS, FACS, Seattle, WA
  • Acute Kidney Injury
    Matthew R. Rosengart, MD, MPH, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Surgical Attire
    Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS, Rochester, NY
  • Readmissions
    Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

  • For questions about the course content, please contact elearning@facs.org.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/financial-relationships-and-conflicts-interest

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Julie K. Marosky Thacker, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Durham, NC - No Disclosures
Matthew D. Neal, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - No Disclosures
Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, Kalamazoo, MI - Pfizer, Merck, GSK, 3M: Honoraria: Consultant
David E. Eibling, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - No Disclosures
Sara A. Hennessy, MD, FACS, Dallas, TX - No Disclosures
Heather L. Evans, MD, MS, FACS, Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Matthew R. Rosengart, MD, MPH, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA - No Disclosures
Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS, Rochester, NY - No Disclosures
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures

Ex-Officios

Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

 

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.

American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
  • 1.50 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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